You own a factory, employ many workers

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    Factories can be dangerous places, so you're obliged to address any potentially hazardous safety issues with speed and efficiency. It's your business, so if someone is hurt, you're on the hook.

    Then you discover that several of your employees are drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis on their lunch break. It's a clear breech of the company rules, it presents a tremendous liability hazard, and it's illegal.

    So, what would you do? You'd fire them, right?

    Not if they were union working for the UAW you wouldn't:

    Chrysler ordered to rehire workers caught drinking, smoking pot during lunch

    Anyone remember when unions were all about workplace safety? Remember the slogan "an injury to one is the concern of all."

    Ah well, screw worker safety. I can't wait to check out the new Chryslers this year...they ought to be just fantastic...:alcoholic: :smoke: :doubt:
     
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    Fuck the Union. And fuck them guys
     
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    That's messed up. Does anyone think this is a good idea?
     
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    FOX News caught union workers in Michigan that would meet during work hours at a park to smoke pot and drink, while getting paid their salary....then they'd go back to work to clockout.
     
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    Your bailout money hard at work at Chrysler.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6s_DRoBFS4]FOX NEWS 5 --- Chrysler Takes Back 13 Union Workers Caught Drinking Getting High Lunch.avi - YouTube[/ame]

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    don't worry.. hazelnutbag or rdummy or wrongwinger will be along to defend the worker's 'right' to get fucked up on company time
     
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    meh... assuming your wingnut site is accurate in saying the workers had to be rehired, it doesn't say why. perhaps the company didn't follow it's own procedures? perhaps there was insufficient evidence that the person was impaired?

    thanks for the link... but i'm going to say, knowing the fauxrage, rightwingnut brigade and how it works, that there's more to this story.... as there always is.
     
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    On the face of it, I would agree. However, in reading the article (which was not what I would call neutral) it seems the firing was not based upon them actually being caught but rather because of a news story in which they were observed drinking what was assumed to be alcohol and smoking what was assumed to be pot. There was no evidence as to what the substances actually were nor were breath, urine or blood tests done to establish they had consumed anything.

    I'd say Chrysler screwed up their investigation and fired people in violation of the contract.
     
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    OK.. here it is from the huffo puffo leftwing site

    Chrysler Workers Drinking: Fired Employees Reinstated At Jefferson North Plant In Detroit

    Looks like a 'grievance' on how it was made public... still, these fuckers should have been fired.. they were caught on tape doing this.. it could not be much more cut and dry
     
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    Unions are criminal organizations. They make it impossible to fire bad workers and when these auto companies need to downsize, they still have to pay the workers 80%-90% of their salary while they do nothing.

    Unions have forced auto companies to pay $80 an hour to work on the assembly line. Of course, dumbfuck liberals wonder why GM and other American companies have problems competing with Honda, Kia, etc.
     
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